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Bus-Tech Speeds up Mainframe DB2 Access
Bus-Tech has announced the EnterpriseExpress Adapter for DB2 Access. The product is a PCI-compliant ESCON adapter using IBM's Multipath Channel+ (MPC+) protocol

tech connect  Tech Speeds up Mainframe DB2 Access Event Summary Burlington, MA, December 10, 1999 - Bus-Tech, a leading supplier of data center connectivity solutions, announces the EnterpriseExpress Adapter for DB2 Access. The product is a PCI-compliant ESCON adapter using IBM's Multipath Channel+ (MPC+) protocol to provide the highest possible throughput between Windows NT applications and DB2 Universal Database for OS/390 using IBM's DB2 Connect. Glossary: SNA: Systems Network Architecture. IBM's mainframe

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Global High-tech Manufacturer Aligns Workforce Processes Using SumTotal


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tech connect  High-tech Manufacturer Aligns Workforce Processes Using SumTotal As a global company, GKN faced a spread-out workforce and disconnected processes, with separate and inefficient workforce performance, goals management, and learning and development processes. GKN needed to streamline and connect all of its strategic HR processes by deploying an integrated people management solution. Read the case study and see the results GKN achieved with SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform. Read More

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